Search

Average speed cameras will be switched on in Brent tomorrow

PUBLISHED: 13:56 16 June 2016 | UPDATED: 13:58 16 June 2016

Avearge speed cameras are in place on the A13 approaching Canning Town flyover

Avearge speed cameras are in place on the A13 approaching Canning Town flyover

Archant

New average speed cameras which aims to catch out crafty drivers will be rolled out along the North Circular Road through Brent from tomorrow.

Speeding motorists who avoid capture by slowing down between fixed cameras along the A406 from Hangar Lane to Bounds Green Road will be targeted through the pilot scheme.

The cameras measures drivers’ average speeds not just the spots where they slow down to avoid being caught.

They have been successful in forcing drivers to stick to the speed limits on a section of the A40 between the Polish War Memorial and Paddington since they were installed last October.

Ben Plowden, director of surface strategy and planning at Transport for London (TfL), said: “We are strongly committed to reducing death and injury on London’s roads. That’s why we’re using the latest digital technology to tackle the address the number of incidents caused by drivers exceeding the speed limit.

“Average speed cameras mean that people comply with the speed limit on longer sections of road, rather than just where a camera is located.

“They can make a big difference in cutting the number of needless collisions, saving more lives.”

TfL will use roadside message signs to warn drivers about the new cameras.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Brent & Kilburn Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Kilburn Times